Sunday, February 17, 2013
White Pizza with Spinach
Recipe Source: Inspired from Cooking Light
The spinach is first wilted with some garlic - just enough so it is not turned to mush. At this point I discarded the garlic - you could keep the garlic in but I thought the spinach was flavored just right.
In a separate bowl, I combined the cheeses - a great combo of ricotta, romano and mozzarella... I also added a bit of fresh black pepper.
The cheese is spread on the dough and baked for about 10 minutes... add the wilted spinach and heat through for another 2 minutes.
The flavor is fantastic and like Popeye - you can eats your spinach!
I truly recommend giving this a try! I will also be experimenting with steamed broccoli. White pizza with broccoli was very popular where I come from in upstate NY - no one has ever heard of it here in the mid-west. Watch for a future post!
-about 12 oz. pizza dough or make your own dough
-2 T olive oil
-3 cloves garlic sliced thin
-5 cups fresh baby spinach
- 2 oz shredded mozzarella cheese
-2 oz grated romano or parmesan cheese
-3/4 cup part skim ricotta cheese
-3 T 2% milk
-1 clove garlic minced
1. Preheat pizza stone at 500 for 45 minutes
2. Combine 1 ½ T olive oil and sliced garlic in large skillet and heat over medium-high heat until garlic starts to sizzle; add spinach and cook until wilted (about 2 minutes) - keep aside (I discarded garlic at this point)
3. Combines the cheeses, milk and minced garlic in a bowl
4. Roll out dough on a lightly floured board (12-14”) and then move to a pizza peel that has been dusted with cornmeal. Pierce dough with fork about 20 times. Next spread cheese mixture to ½” of dough edge. Bake for 10 minutes until crust is golden and cheese slightly light brown. Remove and add spinach, slide back onto stone and bake for 2 additional minutes until heated through
5. Remove and brush edges of crust with remaining olive oil. Slice 6 ways.